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Fingerprint logon to application (not Windows)

Fingerprint logon to application (not Windows)

Fingerprint logon to application (not Windows)

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Question: Using a regular USB fingerprint scanner, can I use it in a custom application running in Windows XP and have a fingerprint scan unlock my custom application - while not doing anything with the Active Directory?

I want to have a custom application running and after fifteen minutes of no activity, my application will lock up (Windows will continue running without locking), then to unlock my application (not windows), I want the user to be able to scan his/her fingerprint, and if the fingerprint is valid, it unlocks the system, which then resumes normal operation.

So far I've found only software that will log on or change log on to Windows, but I don't want that. I want the Windows logon to be a common username with no password, while my application is what is password startup/unlock. I'm trying to figure out if this is feasible and if so I want to pursue it in my application.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks.

BretB

RE: Fingerprint logon to application (not Windows)

BertB,

Please try Futronic USB Fingerprint scanner and the FinLogon EE.

http://www.futronic.com.hk/product_finloginEE.html

It work on Win2K, Window Sever 2003, XP and Active Directory. It exactly help to solve your problem.

Kent

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